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Dr Yongqiang Qiu

Dr Yongqiang Qiu

Telephone: 0151 231 8060

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Biography

Dr Yongqiang Qiu is a Lecturer in Sensor Technologies at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University. He received the BEng degree from Tianjin University, China, and both MSc and PhD degrees from University of Dundee, UK. Prior to joining the LJMU, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Dundee, Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, and Visiting Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

His primary research focus is to develop miniature acoustic/ultrasonic/piezoelectric devices and systems for a range of biomedical and industrial applications, including medical imaging & therapy, acoustic tweezing, structural health monitoring and energy harvesting. He is also exploring large-scale fabrication methods and processes, such as nanofabrication, screen-printing and 3D printing techniques, for the manufacture of transducers and sensors with ultra-high element density and IC integration compatibility.

He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a peer reviewer for scientific journals, such as Ultrasonics, Sensors, Biosensors, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, PLOS ONE, Micromachines, IEEE TUFFC, IEEE Sensors.

His group is always interested in motivated students. Prospective graduate students interested in joining the group are encouraged to contact Dr Qiu for possible research projects. MSc and PhD applicants are welcome for full-time or part-time study. Some PhD scholarships and fees-only scholarships are available at the LJMU, more details can be found on:
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/phd-scholarships
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/international/thinking-of-applying/international-scholarships/postgraduate

Key research interests include:
- Application-oriented sensor and instrumentation development
- Ultrasonic material characterisation
- Acoustic tweezing of microparticles and biological samples
- High resolution ultrasound imaging
- Power ultrasonics for engineering and medical applications

Current teaching modules:
- Engineering Principles: Digital Communications
- Applied Electronics and Control

Degrees

University of Dundee, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Dundee, United Kingdom, MSc
Tianjin University, China, BEng

Academic appointments

Lecturer, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Research associate, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, 2015 - 2018
Visiting scholar, Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 2015 - 2015
Postdoctoral research assistant, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, 2014 - 2015
Visiting scholar, Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 2013 - 2013

Publications

Highlighted publications

Qiu Y, Huang Y, Zhang Z, Cox BF, Liu R, Hong J, Mu P, Lay HS, Cummins G, Desmulliez MPY, Clutton E, Zheng H, Qiu W, Cochran S. 2020. Ultrasound Capsule Endoscopy With a Mechanically Scanning Micro-ultrasound: A Porcine Study Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 46 :796-804 DOI Author Url Public Url

Yang Z, Cole KLH, Qiu Y, Somorjai IML, Wijesinghe P, Nylk J, Cochran S, Spalding GC, Lyons DA, Dholakia K. 2019. Light sheet microscopy with acoustic sample confinement. Nature communications, 10 :669 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Qiu Y, Wang H, Gebhardt S, Bolhovitins A, Demore CEM, Schoenecker A, Cochran S. 2015. Screen-printed ultrasonic 2-D matrix array transducers for microparticle manipulation ULTRASONICS, 62 :136-146 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Qiu Y, Gigliotti JV, Wallace M, Griggio F, Demore CEM, Cochran S, Trolier-McKinstry S. 2015. Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer (PMUT) Arrays for Integrated Sensing, Actuation and Imaging SENSORS, 15 :8020-8041 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Glynne-Jones P, Demore CEM, Ye C, Qiu Y, Cochran S, Hill M. 2012. Array-Controlled Ultrasonic Manipulation of Particles in Planar Acoustic Resonator IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 59 :1258-1266 DOI Author Url

Journal article

Qiu Y, Huang Y, Zhang Z, Cox BF, Liu R, Hong J, Mu P, Lay HS, Cummins G, Desmulliez MPY, Clutton E, Zheng H, Qiu W, Cochran S. 2020. Ultrasound Capsule Endoscopy With a Mechanically Scanning Micro-ultrasound: A Porcine Study Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 46 :796-804 DOI Author Url Public Url

Song R, Richard G, Cheng CY-Y, Teng L, Qiu Y, Lavery MPJ, Trolier-McKinstry S, Cochran S, Underwood I. 2020. Multi-Channel Signal-Generator ASIC for Acoustic Holograms IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 67 :49-56 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Cheng CY, Dangi A, Ren L, Tiwari S, Benoit RR, Qiu Y, Lay HS, Agrawal S, Pratap R, Kothapalli S-R, Mallouk TE, Cochran S, Trolier-Mckinstry S. 2019. Thin Film PZT-Based PMUT Arrays for Deterministic Particle Manipulation IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 66 :1606-1615 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lay HS, Cummins G, Cox BF, Qiu Y, Turcanu MV, Mcphillips R, Connor C, Gregson R, Clutton E, Desmulliez MPY, Cochran S. 2019. In-Vivo Evaluation of Microultrasound and Thermometric Capsule Endoscopes IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 66 :632-639 DOI Author Url Public Url

Yang Z, Cole KLH, Qiu Y, Somorjai IML, Wijesinghe P, Nylk J, Cochran S, Spalding GC, Lyons DA, Dholakia K. 2019. Light sheet microscopy with acoustic sample confinement. Nature communications, 10 :669 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Stewart F, Verbeni A, Qiu Y, Cox B, Vorstius J, Newton I, Huang Z, Menciassi A, Näthke I, Cochran S. 2018. A prototype therapeutic capsule endoscope for ultrasound-mediated targeted drug delivery Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 3 :1-1 DOI Public Url

Stewart FR, Qiu Y, Lay HS, Newton IP, Cox BF, Al-Rawhani MA, Beeley J, Liu Y, Huang Z, Cumming DRS, Nathke I, Cochran S. 2017. Acoustic Sensing and Ultrasonic Drug Delivery in Multimodal Theranostic Capsule Endoscopy SENSORS, 17 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Qiu Z, Qiu Y, Demore CEM, Cochran S. 2016. Implementation of a PMN-PT piezocrystal-based focused array with geodesic faceted structure Ultrasonics, 69 :137-143 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Qiu Y, Wang H, Gebhardt S, Bolhovitins A, Demore CEM, Schoenecker A, Cochran S. 2015. Screen-printed ultrasonic 2-D matrix array transducers for microparticle manipulation ULTRASONICS, 62 :136-146 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Qiu Y, Gigliotti JV, Wallace M, Griggio F, Demore CEM, Cochran S, Trolier-McKinstry S. 2015. Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer (PMUT) Arrays for Integrated Sensing, Actuation and Imaging SENSORS, 15 :8020-8041 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hughes DA, Qiu Y, Demore C, Weijer CJ, Cochran S. 2015. Alignment of an acoustic manipulation device with cepstral analysis of electronic impedance data ULTRASONICS, 56 :172-177 DOI Author Url

Qiu Y, Wang H, Demore CEM, Hughes DA, Glynne-Jones P, Gebhardt S, Bolhovitins A, Poltarjonoks R, Weijer K, Schoenecker A, Hill M, Cochran S. 2014. Acoustic Devices for Particle and Cell Manipulation and Sensing SENSORS, 14 :14806-14838 DOI Author Url

Brodie GWJ, Qiu Y, Cochran S, Spalding GC, MacDonald MP. 2014. Optically Transparent Piezoelectric Transducer for Ultrasonic Particle Manipulation IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 61 :389-391 DOI Author Url

Glynne-Jones P, Demore CEM, Ye C, Qiu Y, Cochran S, Hill M. 2012. Array-Controlled Ultrasonic Manipulation of Particles in Planar Acoustic Resonator IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 59 :1258-1266 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Lemke C, Thomson H, Lay HS, Cox BF, Qiu Y, Clutton E, Cochran S. 2019. Ultrasound Capsule Endoscopy Components for in vivo and ex vivo Microultrasound Near-Field Imaging 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) DOI

Lay H, Lemke C, Cox B, Qiu Y, Cummins G, Ferrazzano E, West C, Desmulliez M, Clutton E, Cochran S. 2019. Integrated Front End Circuitry for Microultrasound Capsule Endoscopy 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), DOI Publisher Url

Johnston H, Murphy A, Qiu Y, McPhillips R, Pollord R, Cochran S. 2019. Effect of Ultrasonication on the Attachment of Biological material in Proximity of Gold Nanowire Arrays Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 2018-July DOI

Song R, Underwood I, Qiu Y, Lay HS, Cochran S. 2018. A Robust, Compact SPICE Model for Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducer Array Elements Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2018-October DOI

Qiu Y, Cheng C, Lay H, Welsh A, Wallace M, Trolier-Mckinstry S, Cochran S. 2017. Thin film PZT-based PMUT arrays for microultrasound capsule endoscopy IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, DOI

Lay H, Cummins G, Cox B, Qiu Y, Connor C, Seetohul V, Turcanu M, McPhillips R, Desmulliez M, Clutton E, Cochran S. 2017. Translational trial outcomes for capsule endoscopy test devices IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, DOI

Lay HS, Connor C, Cummins G, Seetohul V, Cox BF, Turcanu M, Qiu Y, McPhillips R, Desmulliez MPY, Clutton E, Cochran S. 2017. Translational trial outcomes for capsule endoscopy test devices IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, DOI

McDougall C, O'Mahoney P, McGuinn A, Willoughby NA, Qiu Y, Demore CEM, MacDonald MP. 2017. Optically enhanced acoustophoresis Dholakia K, Spalding GC. OPTICAL TRAPPING AND OPTICAL MICROMANIPULATION XIV, Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIV 10347 DOI Author Url

Wang H, Qiu Y, Démoré CEM, Gebhardt S, Cochran S. 2016. 2-D crossed-electrode transducer arrays for ultrasonic particle manipulation IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, 2016-November DOI

Lay HS, Qiu Y, Al-Rawhani M, Beeley J, Poltarjonoks R, Seetohul V, Cumming D, Cochran S, Cummins G, Desmulliez MPY, Wallace M, Trolier-McKinstry S, McPhillips R, Cox BF, Demore CEM. 2016. Progress towards a multi-modal capsule endoscopy device featuring microultrasound imaging IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS, 2016-November DOI

Stewart F, Cox B, Vorstius J, Verbeni A, Qiu Y, Cochran S. 2015. Capsule-based Ultrasound-mediated Targeted Gastrointestinal Drug Delivery 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) DOI Author Url

Wang H, Qiu Y, Demore C, Cochran S. 2014. FPGA Embedded System for Ultrasound Particle Manipulation with Sonotweezers 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) :1440-1443 DOI Author Url

Qiu Y, Wang H, Bolhovitins A, Demore C, Cochran S, Gebhardt S, Schoenecker A. 2013. Thick Film PZT Transducer Arrays for Particle Manipulation 2013 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) :1911-1914 DOI Author Url

Wang H, Qiu Y, Demore C, Cochran S, Glynne-Jones P, Hill M. 2013. Planar Particle Trapping and Manipulation with Ultrasonic Transducer Arrays Optical Trapping Applications, OTA 2013, DOI

Wang H, Qiu Y, Demore C, Cochran S, Glynne-Jones P, Hill M. 2012. Particle Manipulation in a Microfluidic Channel with an Electronically Controlled Linear Piezoelectric Array 2012 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) DOI Author Url

Hughes DA, Weijer CJ, Qiu Y, Demore C, Cochran S. 2012. Investigating the motility of Dictyostelium discodeum using high frequency ultrasound as a method of manipulation 2012 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) :2002-2005 DOI Author Url

Griggio F, Demore CEM, Kim H, Gigliotti J, Qiu Y, Jackson TN, Choi K, Tutwiler RL, Cochran S, Trolier-McKinstry S. 2012. Micromachined Diaphragm Transducers for Miniaturised Ultrasound Arrays 2012 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) DOI Author Url

Qiu Y, Demore C, Sharma S, Cochran S, Hughes DA, Weijer K. 2011. Multi-wavelength Ultrasonic Standing Wave Device for Non-invasive Cell Manipulation and Characterisation 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM (IUS), IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) :188-191 DOI Author Url

Demore C, Qiu Y, Cochran S, Glynne-Jones P, Ye C, Hill M. 2010. Transducer arrays for ultrasonic particle manipulation Proceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, :412-415 DOI

Qiu Y, Huang Z, Slade A, Thomson G. 2008. Optimization of Ultrasonic Tool Performance in Surgery IFMBE Proceedings, 22 :899-902 DOI